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The Internet at 40

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The Internet at 40 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 11 Feb 2010
2009 is the 40th anniversary of the first computer network - the precursor of the internet - and the 20th anniversary of the brilliant idea that...

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Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

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Mi'kmaq: First Nation people Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Apr 2013
Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had...

Wales: Culture and identity

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Wales: Culture and identity Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 29 Mar 2011
Wales is a vibrant nation with its own language, musical heritage and strong cultural identity. Central to this identity and a source of national...

Inuit Throat Singing

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Inuit Throat Singing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
In many cultures, song is perhaps one of the most important traditions. What is extraordinary about the Inuit musical tradition is the way they...

Heritage, whose heritage?

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Heritage, whose heritage? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
How should Stonehenge be conserved for the future? The modernisation of the Visitors' Centre at Stonehenge has been a battleground, exposing...

Norma Waterson: English Folk Singing

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Norma Waterson: English Folk Singing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Song, in its many forms, surrounds us - and may have been a feature of life since the very beginnings of human history. It is practiced in every...

Environment: Lake Baikal

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Environment: Lake Baikal Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Should natural resources be exploited to support economic development? In Siberia, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and contains one...

Understanding Identity

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Understanding Identity Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 Feb 2010
Who are we? What shapes us into the people we are? Over the last 50 years advances in society and technology has meant that we can be whoever we...

The Arts Past and Present: Ireland

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The Arts Past and Present: Ireland Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 09 Feb 2010
Do we use our buildings to declare who we are? How far does our heritage influence our collective identity? This insightful album reveals Ireland's...

Changing approaches to heritage

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Changing approaches to heritage Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 15 Jul 2009
If you could save one thing for posterity, what would it be? Your answer is likely to depend on the things you value. But the things that society...

Museums in contemporary society

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Museums in contemporary society Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 2 hours 15 mins Updated 15 Jul 2009
What are museums for? In this album we look behind the displays to reveal the conflicting roles, power struggles and ethical dilemmas that affect...

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Understanding global heritage

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Understanding global heritage Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Nov 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Introduces the study of heritage and its function from local to global levels; examines how heritage is created and its roles in contemporary and...

Analytical science: health, heritage and environments

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Analytical science: health, heritage and environments Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Nov 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Learn about the major concepts in analytical science, including the biological, chemical and physical techniques used to improve the quality of our...